April 18 - I'm Gonna Leave My Indian TV Debut With Karate Fever

The Le Freak Records import label announced the release of Elvis' February 15th 1973 Dinner Show on a CD entitled "I'm Gonna Leave The Stage!". This show was originally issued on a now hard to find 1992 CD "Las Vegas Dinner Show". This is the (in)famous concert where Elvis walked off-stage in the middle of singing "Fever" for 18 minutes, leaving J.D. Sumner and The Stamps singing whatever they could to fill the show while Elvis is being off-stage. Elvis returns , performs "Can't Help Falling In Love" and suddenly decides to continue the show. He does 5 more songs , (including "Can't Help Falling In Love" for the second time!) and closes the show.


The producers claim to have improved the sound quality significantly. As a bonus they added 3 extra tracks from the previously unreleased February 21 D/S . This show wasn't available in any form previously, not even on CD-R. Even better, this material was taken from a first generation booth recording and the sound quality is excellent !






Tracklisting


1 - 2001 Theme , 2 - See See Rider , 3 - I Got A Woman / Amen , 4 - Love Me Tender , 5 - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me , 6 - Steamroller Blues , 7 - You Gave Me A Mountain , 8 - Fever , 9 - Walk That Lonesome Road ( by Stamps Quartet ) , 10 - Sweet Sweet Spirit (by Stamps Quartet ) , 11 - When It's My Time (by Bill Baise) , 12 - How Great Thou Art (by Stamps Quartet) , 13 - I Sould Have Been Crucified (by Stamps Quartet) , 14 - Can't Help Falling In Love , 15 - Faded Love , 16 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry , 17 - Polk Salad Annie , 18 - An American Trilogy , 19 - Can't Help Falling In Love , 20 - Closing Vamp / Announcements , BONUS TRACKS: 21 - Suspicious Minds , 22 - I Can't Stop Loving You , 23 - What Now My Love (with 2 false starts & reprise)



Karate Fever


The Straight Arrow import label announced the release of Elvis Presley's Las Vegas August 31st, 1974 Dinner show entitled "Karate Fever". Elvis Summer '74 Las Vegas engagement was quite memorable not only due to the inclusion of many new or unusual songs, but also due to the long monologues on various themes. In 1974, Elvis’ main 'non-singing' interest was karate and he was awarded with an 8th black belt degree from the Korean karate master Kang Rhee. During many of these summer '74 concerts, he tried to explain his audience what karate mean to him. Nevertheless, he was also singing more than ever and his voice was in excellent shape - he gave many memorable performances.


This is a previously unreleased audience recording. An early generation copy of the original mastertape was obtained and completely restored using today's advanced technology. The sound quality is remarkable for an off-line audio source.


Just like all previous releases from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe package with a 16-page booklet, containing a collection of photographs taken in August / September 1974 as well as informative liner notes. This CD is set for release near the end of April 2010.


Tracklisting:


01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. Opening Vamp / C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. It's Midnight - 07. Big Boss Man - 08. Fever - 09. All Shook Up- 10. Softly As I Leave You - 11. Hound Dog (with reprise) - 12. An American Trilogy - 13. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 14. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 15. If You Talk In Your Sleep - 16. Karate Monologue - 17. Until It's Time For You To Go - 18. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song - 20. Heartbreak Hotel - 21. How Great Thou Art - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.


Approximate running time: 79:01



Television Debut


Hard to imagine, but starting today a series of Elvis Presley movies will debut on the Indian Television through Vh1. For The First Time On Indian TV. Movies like GI Blues, King Creole, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Girls! Girls! Girls! and many more, will be telecast for the next 6 weeks, every Sunday at 9pm.






Global Chart Update - Week 15

US:

Top 50 Christian Albums:
• #26 (Re) An Evening Prayer

Canada:

Top 50 Country Albums:
• #33 (35) Elvis: 30 #1 Hits

Australia:

Top 40 DVDs:
• #20 (20) Elvis: The King Of Rock ’N’ Roll

Top 50 Catalogue Albums:
• #15 (25) The King



(Source: For Elvis CD Collectors / ElvisNews)

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